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'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

Adriax Re:Mobile police stations (218 comments)

The NYPD has more than 34,000 uniforms and 8,800 cars across 77 precincts. Shifting even 1/3rd of a precinct into a mobile base would take a wee bit more than a couple RVs and some street side parking. Then you add in increased utility bills since RVs have a fraction of the insulation and much less thermal mass inside. And RV replacement bills from broken walls and whatnot (even the external walls are thin, and not exactly easy to repair).

No, I think structural anchors, massive ballons, and fusion powered thrusters to lift a building and move it would be cheaper than making the NYPD nomads.

about two weeks ago
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'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

Adriax Re:Mobile police stations (218 comments)

How? Huge balloons anchored to the station building?
Lift off like a terran barracks and plunk down where needed to churn out cops?

about two weeks ago
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UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea

Adriax Re:I wonder who bought him (216 comments)

ISPs should take partial responsibility if Mr. MP adviser takes partial responsibility for all the crime facilitated by the public roads and sidewalks.
1% responsibility for movie hosting vs 1% responsibility for 600+ murders a year.

about two weeks ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

Adriax Re: What's with turkey anyway (189 comments)

Guessing 100% city boy, huh? Never been attacked in your own back yard by a psychotic bird twice your size.

about three weeks ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

Adriax Re:What's with turkey anyway (189 comments)

Turkeys are evil creatures. Close in temperament to their velociraptor ancestors.
We much do our part to keep their numbers down, or the last thing you may here will be a faint "gobblegobble".

about three weeks ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

Adriax Re:We'll build our own station (236 comments)

Spain and portugal better get to work on central and south america. Heck of a lot of countries they need to annex while russia and england only have a couple.

about a month ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Adriax Re:OMG! (561 comments)

A boss?

about a month ago
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Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

Adriax Re:Don't you know? (107 comments)

$8 USB stick doesn't fix email problems.
Or record keeping/attendance.
Or video calls.

Or spur of the moment media needs for that matter. Being able to go off on a tangent to answer good questions posed by your students is an effective teaching tool. Or are you one of those that believes the cold, rigid bootcamp style of reading directly from a pre-prepared lesson plan and squashing all unexpected/unapproved curiosity is the most effective means to teach children?

about a month ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Adriax Re:Duh (227 comments)

Someday I will discover their secrets.
I tried gold plating my own fiber optic cables but they just stopped working.

about a month ago
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Lunar Mission One Proposes To Take Core Sample, Plant Time Capsule On the Moon

Adriax Re:Robots can't drill (69 comments)

Such a mission would be doomed to fail. There's no meth in space and from how much the riggers around here buy that shit up I'm fair sure methamphetamine is a required part of the drilling process.

about a month ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

Adriax Re:My guess? (106 comments)

Not always about illegal shit.

Local upstart gaining too much traction at the polls with irrelevant shit like doing what the peons want them to? Have an intern track his movements through the AP access logs and find a pattern to exploit. Take a cameraman, and an actor, and Oh My Gosh, is that your opponent groping random busty pedestrians on 42 avenue?

Yeah it's all possible without the APs, but this would be cheaper and easier. Doesn't require hiring a person to shadow them, someone who could make a mistake, get caught, or confess. And the location search is easily passed off as an effective tool for catching pedophile kidnappers.

about a month ago
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Revitalizing Medical Imaging With Ultrasound-On-a-Chip

Adriax Re:Anyone has a link to a patent app? (47 comments)

Hey, they have to have some justification to charge people 2 months of an average middle class salary for a pair of tylenol.

about a month and a half ago
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Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card

Adriax Re:Well... no. (126 comments)

Up to. Meaning $0-$999,999.
Script a repeated transaction preload for $5 on a device then go wait at a chokepoint to any high traffic area. Subway, airport, shopping center, sports stadium, ect...

You could rake in quite a lot in a short timeframe doing that.

about a month and a half ago
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Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

Adriax Re:Never mind that Steve Jobs was not gay (430 comments)

Of course it is. That's the whole basis of the secret american gay bomb, which russian intelligence reports was in development 20 years ago, so it must be completed by now.

Obviously the anti-homosexual laws are truly for the public good. Suppressing the natural background count of gayness so if the americans did cowardly attack russians with their dastardly gay bomb it would be easier to detect.

about a month and a half ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Adriax Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

Yes, we realize that. That's why he tried removing all the splitters in the first place.
Our line still has a shitty signal due to the off property wiring they refuse to even look at. But as a result of them grubbing for more cash my father decided it was finally time to see how people without cable TV live, and the net result was better internet and a better viewing experience.

Now I just have to convince him having 7 other wireless routers in the area is keeping his wifi signal in the shitter as well. So running ethernet to service the new streaming boxes he's getting will be a good idea.

about 1 month ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Adriax Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

Wyoming or thereabouts, right?
Sounds about right. They did the tuner box switch just a month ago, but they've run commercials on it all year.

Dad has had the triple play thing for like 2 years now and has bitched constantly about the price it went up to.
We just went internet only with netflix and cell phones.

Didn't know about the lower 30 still being available, but it would explain why I found a half dozen old channel filter plugs laying in the street in laramie a month ago. Cable guys must be cleaning them off the lines since they don't need to filter the noise off channels anymore.

about 1 month ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Adriax Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

Yes, I know what the boxes do. As I said, the local cable co. switched from decoder only for channels>100 to converter box for all channels a month ago. They turned off the signal that any flatscreen with a coax jack could read to get channels 1-100.

Even if I was completely ignorant to how cable works, they've been playing commercials explaining the change for the last half year.

about 1 month ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Adriax Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

Local cable company recently swapped to a completely digital signal so everyone had to rent a new tuner box for every TV in their house (at something like $10 a month each). We stopped using cable but my dad kept with it.
One thing he noticed is his internet connection went to (even more) shit after the change. So he disconnected all the TVs yesterday and wired it so the cable signal just goes to the modem.
3x the download speeds and half the ping time, plus he loved not having to deal with constant commercials as he watched the news on his computer.

Cable companies are shooting themselves in the foot trying to squeeze a couple extra drops of revenue out of people.

about 1 month ago
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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

Adriax Re:embryonic stem cells (100 comments)

Embryonic is easy mode, the cells can become literally any cell of the body.
Next you figure out what traits are absolutely necessary to make a cell produce insulin and compare it to the traits of pluripotent cells made from adult cells of various parts of the body. Maybe skin cells can be coaxed into it, or maybe muscle cells, or liver.

With this breakthrough they have a template that could quickly lead to diabetics being cured by a quick sample being cut out then reimplanted a month later after being changed into insulin producer cells.

about 2 months ago

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